Nonresidents' investments in Israel and Israelis' investments abroad in October 2014
Moderation in nonresidents’ investments in government bonds; continued investment in makam
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In October, nonresidents invested about $215 million, net, in makam, following net investments of about $880 million in August-September.
In October, nonresidents invested about $40 million, net, in government bonds. There were net investments by nonresidents of about $230 million in government bonds traded abroad.
Investments in Israeli shares: In October, nonresidents invested about $190 million, net, in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). Likewise, nonresidents invested about $320 million, net, in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In October, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $450 million, most of which was concentrated in the information and communications industry.
Net investment by institutional investors in foreign stocks, continued investment abroad by households
In October, Israeli residents invested about $1.1 billion in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, most of which was investment by institutional investors in shares abroad.
Shares: In October, Israeli residents’ net activity in foreign shares traded abroad was heterogeneous: Net investments of about $870 million by institutional investors and of about $70 million by households were partly offset by net realizations of about $110 million by the business sector.
Bonds: In October, Israeli residents invested about $280 million, net, in bonds traded abroad, of which about $170 million were by households, and about $110 million were by institutional investors and the business sector combined.
Direct investment abroad: In October, there were realizations by Israeli residents of direct investments abroad totaling about $390 million. Most of the realizations were by a company from the energy industry.